Missing doctor likely suffered dehydration, says physician

Dr. Jerome Nadler, who went missing for three

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Dr. Jerome Nadler, who went missing for three days last week after going fly-fishing at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, speaks to the media before being released from the hospital. Videojournalist: James Carbone (Sept. 12, 2012)

The East Setauket doctor who went missing for three days in a Smithtown nature preserve likely succumbed to severe dehydration, his physician said Wednesday.

"It was a cascade of events that just worsened . . . and the lesson learned is obviously that dehydration is a serious issue and you shouldn't go out alone," Dr. Frederick Schiavone said. "You should always have enough water."

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